2019 Holidays, Earth Friendly, Pets Products

Pink Papyrus Leashes are Weather Proof and Sustainable

While we spruce up our homes and shop for our loved ones, Pink Papyrus is here to make sure your pup sits in style and walks with pride with weather proof and sustainable leashes and collars with a chic luxe gold hardware.

This is Antionette (not our dog, the collar). Our dog is Maya and she is wearing this pretty pink Antionette collar from Pink Papyrus. The collar has a gold D-ring and luxe gold hardware that adjusts to fit well. The collars come in 4 sizes from XS to Large.

Each Collar is finished with an organic vegan leather Pink Papyrus logo tag. Washing it is easy – just wash with soap and water and hang dry. We also have the Isabella leash that matches her collar. This leash features a padded organic neoprene handle to keep you comfortable!

Whether your dog deserves to sport a new collar, leash or fun apparel, visit Pink Papyrus to find the right design.

Books Reviews, Children's Books, Earth Friendly, Education

5 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 5-8 in 2019

5 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 5-8 in 2019

With school back in and Holidays nearing, finding new books is a constant. We may need books for reading homework, class reading, gift ideas and at home bedtime routines. There are so many new titles daily and I found 5 Must Have Books for Kids Ages 5-8.

The Boring Book

by Shinsuke Yoshitake

The Boring Book features one particularly bored boy as he discovers, there’s actually more to boredom than meets the eye—more questions, more theories, and heaps of humor. It is playfully—and hilariously—unpacks the ways in which a seemingly stagnant state is actually a portal into a dynamic, life-enriching experience. 

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Grown-Ups Never Do That

by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud

Grown-Ups Never Do That is as unbelievable as it may seem, but sometimes even grown-ups misbehave! It’s a rollicking tale, showcasing the humor—and the humanity—of the most important people in kids’ lives.

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Get Up, Stand Up (Bob Marley)

by Bob Marley and Cedella Marley

Get Up, Stand up is an adaptation of one of Bob Marley’s beloved songs and has a timely message for children: To counter injustice, lift others up with kindness and courage. As a young girl goes on with her day in school, she comes across several instances of teasing and intimidation. But with loving action and some help from her friends, she’s able to make things right for herself and others. 

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Caspian Finds a Friend

by Jacqueline Veissid

Caspian lives in a lighthouse surrounded by a cold gray-blue sea—every day, he watches, wishing for a friend, but no one comes. So, Caspian decides that wishing is not enough. What follows is a friendship story between a boy and a bear that is tender, warm, and perfect for gift-giving.

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Most of the Better Natural Things in the World

by Dave Eggers

With just one word per page, in lush, color-rich landscapes, we learn about the features that make up our world: an archipelago, a dune, an isthmus, a lagoon. Across them all, the tiger roams.

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Earth Friendly, Home, Natural Products

Counter Culture Probiotic Cleaning Tonics are Non-Toxic

I hope you have been enjoying my Fall-ing for Baby series. I have had a blast discovering new brands and services to help new parents. This feature is about safe cleaning. No matter what stage in life you are in, we clean our home. We will always have cleaners in our home. Considering most cleaning products contain alcohol, ammonia, parabens, chlorine and glycol which may be harmful during pregnancy, Counter Culture probiotic cleaning tonics knows that those are very unnecessary to get clean results.

You can most definitely clean a surface with Purified Water, Probiotics (Lactic Acid Bacteria Cultures), Beneficial Compounds from Fermentation Brew (Lactic Acid), Organic Essential Oil and that’s all you will get using these products.

The best way to start is with one of the bundles. Here you get an all-purpose cleaner, concentrated floor cleaner and air & fabric refresher. You can mix and match scents such as lavender, geranium and lemongrass. I just love leaving a fresh scent after I clean.

Why probiotic? The company’s whole mantra is that they proudly do NOT kill 99.9% of bacteria, but rather replace harmful bacteria with beneficial bacteria, creating a healthy, happy home and environment without a mess of chemicals.

Counter Culture products contain beneficial microbes that create bio-detergents when in contact with dirt/germs that clean and detox surfaces in that same way nature does. They are safer for the environment, children, pets and expecting Mothers. I encourage you to visit Counter Culture Clean and learn more. I found these at my local Whole Foods and in the Thrive Market as well as Grove.

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